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Heteropsis adolphei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Tribe  Elymniini
Scientific name  Mycalesis adolphei
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Nymphalidae
Genus  Heteropsis
Higher classification  Mycalesis
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Similar  Butterfly, Mycalesis, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Mycalesis oculus

The Redeye Bushbrown (Heteropsis adolphei) is a species of Satyrine butterfly found in South India. The species name is after Adolphe Delessert who collected the first specimens based on which the species was described.


Upperside dark umber-brown. Forewing with a large, white-centred, fulvous-ringed black median ocellus and a white-centred preapical much smaller black spot. Hindwing uniform, a post-median series of from two to four white-centred fulvous-ringed black ocelli, sub-equal and smaller than the posterior ocellus on the forewing- Underside: ground colour similar, but irrorated with obscure transverse striae of a deeper brown; the terminal margins of both forewings and hindwings very broadly paler; the dark basal portion of the wings sharply defined by a very dark brown line; a postmedian series on both wings of rather small white-centred fulvous-ringed black ocelli—two on the forewing, a median and a preapical; seven, placed in a slight curve, on the hindwing. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen dark umber-brown, paler beneath. Male sex-mark of form 2, the patch of specialized scales on both forewing and hindwing very small; the nacreous area surrounding the specialized scales on the underside of the forewing very pale brown.


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